Orthopedic services in Medellin

Find the best orthopedic services in Medellin with MDE Care.

At MDE Care, we recognize the importance of comprehensively addressing mobility challenges that arise after various traumas. Our orthopedic specialists are committed to providing customized solutions to help you regain quality of life and enjoy optimal health. Trust our team of experts to provide quality care and achieve your goals safely and effectively.

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What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. It includes injuries, deformities and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, such as fractures, dislocations, scoliosis and arthritis.

Orthopedic Services at MDE Care

At MDE Care we offer a wide variety of orthopedic services applied by certified professionals to improve the patient’s quality of life. These services include:

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Benefits of orthopedic treatment

Orthopedic treatment offers a variety of significant benefits that allow patients to return to their daily activities, maintain an active life, and enjoy optimal health. Among the benefits are:

  • Restoration of mobility and function.
  • Reduction of musculoskeletal pain.
  • Prevention of long-term disabilities.
  • Improvement of the patient’s quality of life.
  • Promotion of recovery after injuries.
  • Effective rehabilitation after orthopedic surgeries.
  • Correction of deformities and abnormal alignments.

Who should undergo this type of procedure?

Orthopedic procedures are appropriate for people with musculoskeletal injuries, deformities, degenerative diseases, or severe trauma. This includes patients with fractures, dislocations, joint diseases such as arthritis, as well as congenital or acquired deformities.

Those who experience chronic pain, functional limitation, or disability due to musculoskeletal conditions may also benefit from orthopedic treatments. A proper medical evaluation is essential to determine the appropriateness of the procedure, considering the general health status, severity of the condition, and the patient’s expectations.

MDE Care Support

MDE Care doctors are leaders in orthopedics, backed by vast experience and deep knowledge in the field. With solid training and a comprehensive understanding of procedures, our specialists employ various methodologies to facilitate both diagnosis and treatment.

At MDE Care, we are not only committed to professional excellence, but also to human quality, ensuring that our patients receive comprehensive and personalized medical care in a warm and understanding environment. Our focus is on the complete well-being of our patients, giving them confidence and peace of mind in every step of their healthcare.

We are happy to announce that MDE Care is currently working towards certification as Medical Facilitators with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

Likewise, we coordinate with local entities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region. That is why we are part of the Business Tourism Cluster, an initiative of the Medellín Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia.

Allied Neurologists

MDE Care’s select group of allied neurologists is dedicated to providing specialized, state-of-the-art care in the field of neurology. You’ll find highly trained professionals committed to the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a wide variety of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases and behavioral disorders.

With a patient-centered approach, our team works closely together to ensure the best possible care for our patients and their families.

Dr. Francisco Lopera Restrepo:

  • Speciality: Behavioral Neurology
  • Treatments: Alzheimer’s assessment 
  • Participation in research projects


Frequently asked questions about Orthopedic services

You should consider seeing an orthopedist if you experience persistent pain in muscles, bones or joints, as well as swelling, difficulty moving or performing daily activities. Other signs include deformities, traumatic injuries such as fractures or dislocations, and changes in physical function. If pain interferes with your quality of life or does not improve with rest and self-care, it is advisable to seek specialized medical attention. MDE Care orthopedists can provide an accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plan to address your musculoskeletal concerns.

Treatments for conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis may include medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, such as pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. Additionally, specific treatments may be prescribed, such as physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility, and medications to strengthen bones, in the case of osteoporosis. Healthy lifestyles, such as a balanced diet and regular exercise, are also essential. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged joints or prevent bone fractures in advanced osteoporosis.

Recovery time after orthopedic surgery varies depending on the type and severity of the procedure, as well as the patient's overall health. In general, it can take from several weeks to several months to fully recover. During this period, it is important to follow the doctor's instructions, participate in rehabilitation therapies, and properly care for the wound. Recovery time may also be affected by factors such as age, previous physical condition, and adherence to the postoperative treatment plan. It is crucial to be patient and allow the body to recover properly.

To prevent musculoskeletal injuries during physical activity or sports, it is important to perform an adequate warm-up before exercise to prepare the muscles and joints. Maintaining good movement technique and using appropriate protective equipment is also essential, as is listening to your body and avoiding overloading it with excessive exercises. It is important to include muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises in your training routine to improve endurance and reduce the risk of injury. Listening to signs of fatigue and resting when necessary helps prevent burnout and injury.

The use of orthopedic devices, such as splints or knee pads, is recommended in situations where additional support or joint stability is needed. This includes cases of acute injuries, such as sprains or strains, where these devices can provide temporary immobilization and protection, but can also be beneficial in rehabilitation after injuries or orthopedic surgeries, helping to stabilize joints and prevent incorrect movements, or in chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis, to relieve pain and improve joint function.

Beneficial therapies and exercises to strengthen muscles and joints include low-impact exercises such as swimming, cycling, and walking, which improve endurance and flexibility without overloading the joints. Strength training with weights or resistance bands strengthens muscles and stabilizes joints, while yoga and tai chi improve balance, posture, and coordination. Targeted physical therapy may include specific exercises to increase strength and stability, as well as stretching techniques to improve flexibility.

Testimonials: What do our patients say?

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